noun, plural graf·fi·ti [gruh-fee-tee] /grəˈfi ti/.

Archaeology. an ancient drawing or writing scratched on a wall or other surface.
a single example of graffiti.

Nearby words

  1. graefe's sign,
  2. graeffe method,
  3. graf,
  4. graf, steffi,
  5. graffiti,
  6. graft,
  7. graft hybrid,
  8. graft-versus-host disease,
  9. graftage,
  10. grafting

Origin of graffito

see origin at graffiti

Usage note Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for graffito

  • The price of a wreath is given in a graffito as three asses (p. 497).

  • Each bore a stamp on the handle; the smaller had also a graffito on the rim of the bottom made by a succession of little dots.

    Roman Britain in 1914|F. Haverfield
  • For the wineshop in which the graffito was found, see Mau, Bull.

Word Origin and History for graffito



singular of graffiti (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper